Thursday, October 01, 2015

Bakery Excursion in Columbus

Just because we aren't in France doesn't mean we can't enjoy some delicious pastries.
Earl and I had a day off simultaneously, so after a 7-mile run this morning, we drove down to German Village to Pistacia Vera, a bakery that sometimes seems French.

Earl and I decided to have breakfast, splitting a chocolate croissant and an oranche brioche. Both had terrific flavors, although the bread seemed a little denser than I would have found in France.

I had a mocha to go with my morning bread, and the chocolate in the mocha tasted so rich and dark; it wiped out a lot of the sweetness, but fulfilled me in another way.

We bought a box of pastries to go. A chocolate bombe, which has chocolate mousse under the shell, a creme brulee eclair, that has a hard shell on top, and a traditional eclair for Grace after she comes home from work.
At the last minute, we also ordered a raspberry truffle torte too. No picture of that.
Sometimes, we need to treat ourselves, even though we aren't in France yet.
Good thing I ran 7 miles, cause I've eaten enough calories to make up for it today.
I can't wait to move to France and be close enough to a bakery, a patisserie for French treats that are much less expensive than these.


Jeanie said...

I love German Village, but I've never been to this spot! My favorite is a gallery -- Helen something, on a corner. Really wonderful mix of beautiful things and they'll wrap anything for you, too. You remind me it is time to visit friends and family in Columbus! (And area) -- And visit before the snow falls while the driving is good. I think I have a few weeks! Now you have me craving lunch at Morgan House or tea at Biddie's!

Paulita said...

Jeanie, I haven't heard of the gallery or Morgan House. I'd better check those out. Hopefully we have a few months before snow. Thanks for visiting.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hi Paulita, Lovely to go out for breakfast , especially if you have a bakery like this. I went out for breakfast today (and lunch) with my good friend from my village. But I had Scrambled eggs with a bagel and for lunch , we had Red pepper and tomato soup with a roll, it was delicious. More of a savoury person but I do try sweet treats.

Paulita said...

Anne, So glad you had an outing to enjoy yourself. It does sound yummy.

Just Me said...

Beautiful and sounds yummy. Good for you.

Jeanie said...

The gallery is in German Town -- Helen Wine-something? I wish I could find the little box with the earrings I bought (she has great stuff from lots of artists). If I do, I'll let you know. Morgan House and Biddie's are both in Dublin. My friends live near something called the Josephina just off 23 and a little north of downtown Worthington and Rick's cousin in Lewis Center so it's a fun destination for us! Maybe if I get down we could meet for tea. Or croissant!

Paulita said...

Jeanie, Sound lovely. Let me know when you come this way.

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